Welcome to STB’s 2015 General Election Open Thread! We’ll be posting results as they come in (first drop is at 8pm), and we’ll be chiming in with additional commentary throughout the evening. We’ll also be sharing reactions on our Twitter feed using hashtag #seaelex.
- If you want to know where to celebrate and ‘network’ tonight (otherwise known as drinking), Seattlish has done the leg work to put together the full list. There are parties in every district in Seattle. You might see us at the Let’s Move Seattle party at the Belltown Pub starting at 7:00pm. Other STB endorsed candidates will be taking in the results from various pubs and community centers, including Shannon Braddock (Talarico’s), Kshama Sawant (Melrose Market Studios), Rob Johnson (Third Place), Debora Juarez (Seattle Drum School), Mike O’Brien (Peddler Brewing), Sally Bagshaw and Tim Burgess (together at Belltown Community Center), Lorena Gonzalez (Rendezvous), and Claudia Balducci. (Bellevue Tutta Bella).
- King County elections expects its 8:15pm ballot drop to account for approximately 245,000 ballots, or about 20% of registered voters countywide. The turnout is the same for Seattle, with 85,000 out of 420,000 registered voters in tonight’s first drop.
6:46pm (Updated 8:48pm)
- If you want quick links to your favored races, start manically refreshing the following pages at 8:15pm.
- Council District 1: Braddock 52, Herbold 46
- Council District 2: Harrell 55, Morales 45
- Council District 3: Sawant 52, Banks 47
- Council District 4: Johnson 55, Maddux 45
- Council District 5: Juarez 63, Brown 36
- Council District 6: O’Brien 58, Weatbrook 40
- Council District 7: Bagshaw 80, Zech-Artis 20
- Council Position 8: Burgess 57, Grant 41
- Council Position 9 Gonzalez 76, Bradburd 24
- Move Seattle: 56 Yes, 44 No
- Community Transit Prop 1: 51 Yes, 49 No
- King County Council District 6: Balducci 59, Hague 40.
- All Pierce County results
- Statewide results
- Here’s the scene at the Move Seattle party, with the usual suspects in the house, including Dow, Cascade, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, TCC, and more. Lots of media too
- No matter the results of Prop 1, Mayor Murray will speak at 8:30 from the Belltown Pub. We’ll post video shortly thereafter.
8:15 First Drop
- In initial results, Move Seattle is leading 56-44. Our council endorsements are sweeping the ticket, with Braddock, Harrell, Sawant, Johnson, Juarez, O’Brien, Bagshaw, Burgess, and Gonzalez all leading relatively comfortably.
8:30 Community Transit Now
- A nailbiter! Community Transit Prop 1 is leading by just 746 votes, or 50.83% in favor.